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What is hexachlorophene?

Hexachlorophene is the active ingredient in the brand name antibacterial skin cleanser pHisoHex. It inhibits bacterial growth on the treated skin to keep it clear. Hexachlorophene is most often used by physicians as a surgical scrub. It is available by prescription only.

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